Market Commentary 13127
April, 2013 Data:
12 MONTH FORECAST
The 12 month forecast for the Straits Times Stock Index is in the table at the top
of this page. Forecast-Chart.com is forecasting a Straits Times Index of 3605.
The table shows a HDTFA of 750 which suggests that the May, 2014 Straits
Times Singapore Index could easily close anywhere between 4355 and 2855.
Links to Forecasts for twenty-two other stock indexes may be found by clicking
Stock Market Forecast at the top of any page.
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with a three month time delay. Artificial Intelligence is used to identify major
turning points in the broad U.S. Stock Market. The forecast is either a Bull
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going live in 2005. To get the forecast signal for the broad U.S Stock Market,
click Stock Market Forecast at the top of any page. Then select the Bull Market
& Bear Market Forecast.
10 YEAR FORECAST
Forecast-Chart.com publishes a 10 Year Forecast for the following stock
market indexes: Dow Jones Industrial Average, FTSE 100 (United Kingdom),
Hang Seng (Hong Kong), S&P 500, S&P SmallCap 600, S&P MidCap 400,
NASDAQ 100, TSX Composite (Canada), Russell 3000, Russell 2000, Russell
1000 and the Wilshire 5000. For example, the probability that the S&P 500
equity index will be down at least 20% in 10 years is estimated (April, 2023
close compared to April, 2013 close). Over 100 YEARS of historical data was
used to calculate the probabilities. The indexes with the highest probability of
gaining over 200% in the next 10 years are the S&P TSX Index and the
NASDAQ 100. The indexes with the lowest probability of gaining over 200% in
the next 10 years are the S&P SmallCap 600 and the S&P MidCap 400. To see
these forecasts, click the Stock Market Forecast link at the top of any page,
then select the index you are interested in.
All Time High 3862 (October, 2007)
April, 2013 close 3368
Decline From All Time High 13%
10 Year Return 161%
5 Year Low 1595 (February, 2009)
Gain From 5 Year Low 111%
The highest all time monthly close in the Straits Times was 3862 in October, of
2007. The April, 2013 close was 3368. That's a decline of 494 points or 13%
below the Straits Times Stock Index all time high. The Straits Times Stock Index
is up 161% over the last 10 years. It has gained 13% over the last 12 months.
The April close was 60.08 points higher than the March, 2013 close of 3308,
resulting in a 1.82% rise in April.
The 5 year market low for the Straits Times Index was 1595 in February of
2009. The April, 2013 close at 3368.18 represents a 111% gain since
Forecast-Chart.com's historical research covers the Straits Times Singapore
Index back to April, 1988. All calculations are based on the monthly market
close in the Straits Times, excluding dividends.
This page provides a five year chart and a forecast for the Straits Times Stock
Index. For links to longer term charts, look at the links under the five year chart
(above). One link opens a ten year chart. Another opens our longest term
graph on the Straits Times Stock Index. Just one glance at our long term charts
can provide tremendous insight into the historical trends of the financial
markets. The table above presents historical data on the Straits Times Index
categorized by the months of the calendar.
In this site, you may view the month, year, five & ten year returns for 23 stock
market indexes in one convenient table. U.S. & foreign, small cap & large cap
indexes are included. Click the Market Trend Analysis link above. It's under the
chart. The table of contents for Market Trend Analysis will open. Click the link to
the Stock Index Return Scoreboard in the table of contents.
ROLLING RETURNS, 1988 - 2013: Straits Times Stock Index
Rolling Period Last / Percentile Best / Average / Worst
1 Year 13% / 57th 126% / 8% / -54%
2 Year 6% / 45th 138% / 14% / -56%
4 Year 75% / 89th 167% / 25% / -60%
8 Year 55% / 60th 181% / 41% / -40%
16 Year 66% / 55th 179% / 67% / -2%
How do you read the table?
For example: Rolling 2 year period returns are shown on the second row. In the
latest rolling 2 year period, (5/2011 - 4/2013), the Straits Times Stock Index
returned 6%. That period scored in the 45th percentile, meaning that it scored
better than 45% of all rolling 2 year periods since 1988. The Best rolling 2 Year
period since 1988 returned 138%. The worst returned -56%. The average
rolling 2 year period returned 14%.
What is a rolling period?
It's an overlapping period in a data base. For example: In the 2 year period
included in 2000 - 2001, there are 13 complete rolling 12 Month Periods. The
first is January, 2000 - December, 2000. The second is February, 2000 -
January, 2001. The third is March, 2000 - February, 2001 and so on. The last
complete rolling 12 Month Period in the 2000 - 2001 period is January, 2001 -
How is this information useful?
Best and worst case scenarios may be estimated based on historical facts.
Also, the relationship of the periods is sometimes very helpful. Suppose that the
worst rolling 8 year period in the last 50 years returned -30%. Suppose also
that the latest 4 year period has returned -50%. Market psychology at this point
may be one of great fear or possibly even panic. If the market stays flat for 4
more years, it will break the 8 year decline record by a whopping 20%! (-50%
minus -30% equals -20%.) 50 plus year records are not often broken. That
provides reason to hope that the market will recover that 20% over the next 4
years. If it does, then the 8 year loss will be 30%. The longest index histories
are found in the DJIA, FTSE 100 with FT 30, DJTA, DJUA, S&P 500, & NASDAQ
The number of periods in each category for the Straits Times Stock Index are
1 Year: 290
2 Year: 278
4 Year: 254
8 Year: 206
16 Year: 110
Dividends are not included.
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|Straits Times Stock Index Forecast (Singapore)|
|Forecast for the monthly close of the Straits |
Times Stock Index for the target month
|Updated Thursday, May 9, 2013.|
Monthly close for the Straits Times Stock Index is plotted in gray. The forecast for the target month is
shown in green. See other links related to this stock index below.
|Straits Times Stock Index - 5 Year History
|Straits Times Stock Index: Historical Monthly Change|
|Over the last 20 years, certain months have typically performed better than others. The |
average monthly return for each calender month over the last 20 years is shown above.
Dividends are not included.
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